Born in Montevideo, Uruguay and raised in the GTA, Noelia developed an appreciation for travel and art in its many forms. She attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and the Ontario College of Art and Design long enough to pack her bags, roam the world and work with the earth, painting all the while.
Noelia’s paintings and drawings crackle with energy. Her line is fluid, the colours juicy and rich. Her subjects range from people, to animals, to landscape, sometimes with a touch of humour or a dash of mystery. There is a quality of spontaneity about her work.
“Creation deserves an outlet and a focus. I create out of a desire to learn from the inside out. Making and appreciating art expresses the world in a language I understand best.”
Because she desires a direct, intense response to an image before her eyes, she tends to work fast . Generally a painting will be derived from a combination of photographs, from life and from Noelia’s mind. Generally a painting will be derived from a combination of photographs, from life and from Noelia’s mind. Her emotional response to an image will dictate the intensity of colour and the quality of brush strokes. She prefers to avoid excessive detail in order for the viewer to expand and interpret freely.
“From the first brushstroke to the last, I will travel with an idea in any direction it chooses. I strive to find a balance between discipline of technique versus knowing when to abandon all and let the paint flow,” she states.
Noelia began painting primarily with oil because of its diversity. She believes it’s intensity of colour and the ability to work diluted or viscous lend itself well to her expressionistic style. She prefers acrylic when painting on surfaces other then canvas and in a solid, linear style. Having just begun to explore watercolour she is excited with the infinite possibilities of working wet on wet.